• Aug 11 2017

    PowerShell to Manage VMs and Warmup in a Load-balanced Environment

    BY: Britton Karon
    Learn how to use PowerShell to manage virtual machines and warm-up the VM in a load-balanced environment.
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  • Dec 03 2015

    Powershell, VSO Rest API and vNext Builds

    BY: Susan Williams
    Let's take a look at a simple example of using the Visual Studio Online REST API to retrieve information about a build using PowerShell. Then we'll take a look at how we can use the information we retrieved in a vNext build step.
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  • Nov 05 2015

    How to Use PowerShell to Complete an Ongoing Task

    BY: William Volpe
    Recently, at Mercury New Media we had a client request that we upload IIS log files to their server on a nightly basis. The request was to rename IIS logs to follow the requested naming convention and to upload the log files in a zip folder each night. We tossed a few ideas around like console apps, custom services and ultimately settled on a PowerShell script executed by our VM’s task scheduler to fulfill our client’s need. A simple yet effective solution that would be portable and flexible.
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